Restaurants are a necessary part of any First Friday Denton because you will have to take a break somewhere to eat, drink, recharge and get back to the fun of First Friday Denton.

Banter is located at 219 West Oak Street, and is a cozy place that features younger artists work on their walls as well as a diverse crowd seeking good coffee, food or beer and wine. Their food is American, New American and vegetarian, and you can fire up your laptop, and use their free WIFI while you wait for food or just people watch. Banter does have some regular music events, so call ahead to see what may be going on at 940-565-1638.


Chestnut Tree Tea Room
107 West Hickory Street, Denton, Texas Phone Number: 940/591-9475

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Hoochies Oyster House is the authentic Denton seafood shack. Built out of a home from the 1880’s, we serve anything from Oysters, shrimp, po-boys, crawfish (when in season), seafood cocktails, and a host of other fare. If you want to sit on a great patio (climate controlled in the winter and summer), drink cold beer, and eat yummy seafood….then look no further. This is your place.

For all of you hot rod guys out there, Friday nights is hot rod night.

Hoochies is located next to the Center for the Visual Arts at 207 South Bell Avenue. Their phone is 940-383-0104

Oak St Draft house is a new concept to the City of Denton, where an old house is converted into a bar. We want to keep the integrity of the house , so we will be doing the minimum stuff inside the house. All of our decor will be antique furniture, old pictures of Denton, cool antique things scattered across the yard (radio flyer wagons for planters, clawfoot bathubs use as water features, and …anything else we find cool before we open). The concept of the Oak House is to be a laid back environment with a large outdoor area that allows people to feel comfortable as if they were at home in their backyard. The Oak house will be very bike(non motorized) friendly and dog friendly.
The Oak house located at 308 E. Oak St. is the 3rd oldest house in the City of Denton.

Visit their website at for more information and specials.

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